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1st Edition

Basics of MATLAB and Beyond

ISBN 9780849320392
Published August 27, 1999 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
216 Pages

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Book Description

MATLABä-the tremendously popular computation, numerical analysis, signal processing, data analysis, and graphical software package-allows virtually every scientist and engineer to make better and faster progress. As MATLAB's world-wide sales approach a half-million with an estimated four million users, it becomes a near necessity that professionals and students have a level of competence in its use. Until now, however, there has been no book that quickly and effectively introduces MATLAB's capabilities to new users and assists those with more experience down the path toward increasingly sophisticated work.
Basics of MATLAB and Beyond is just such a book. Its hands-on, tutorial approach gently takes new users by the hand and leads them to competence in all the fundamentals of MATLAB. Then, with equal effectiveness, it covers the advanced topics that lead to full, creative exploitation of MATLAB's awesome power. With this book, readers will:

  • Solve more problems with MATLAB-and solve them faster
  • Create clearer, more beautiful graphics with control over every detail
  • Create their own MATLAB code
  • Share their work by exporting data and graphics to other applications
  • Develop graphical user interfaces
    Based on the latest 5.x release, Basics of MATLAB and Beyond supplies both novice and experienced users the tools they need to gain proficiency, increase productivity, and ultimately have more fun with MATLAB.

  • Table of Contents

    First Steps in MATLAB
    Typing into MATLAB
    Basic Graphics
    More Matrix Algebra
    Basic Data Analysis
    Graphics of Functions of Two Variables
    Data Files
    Using MATLAB on Different Platforms
    Log Scales
    Curve Fitting-Matrix Division
    Missing Data
    Polar Plots
    Fourier Transform
    Power Spectrum
    Sounds in MATLAB
    Time-Frequency Analysis
    Line Animation
    Handle Graphics
    Sparse Arrays
    Text Strings
    Cell Arrays
    Multidimensional Arrays
    Saving and Loading Data
    Handle Graphics
    Axes Effects
    Text in Graphics
    Graphical user Interfaces
    Printing Graphics
    Irregular Grids
    Three-Dimensional Modeling
    MATLAB Programs and Debugging
    Answers to Exercises

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    The author completed a Ph.D. in plasma physics at the Flinders University of South Australia in the days before MATLAB. Consequently, he knows how much time can be saved when you don’t have to write your own matrix inversion or polynomial evaluation routines in FORTRAN. His first exposure to MATLAB was at the Centre for Plasma Physics Research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale) in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he continued his research in plasma physics. On his return to Australia to take up a position with the Maritime Operations Division of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, he was given responsibility for research in the flow noise problem of towed sonar arrays. His current research interests include sonar signal processing and information displays. He has been largely responsible for the growth in the use of MATLAB in his division, and has conducted training courses in MATLAB.